Mom's Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Marybeth Mank Recipe

By Marybeth Mank gr8chefmb

4-6 [Depends on how hungry you are! There are usually NOT any leftovers. Recipe can be doubled or tr
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Stove Top

This recipe calls for consomme which has a stronger flavor than regular beef broth. If you cannot find consomme, beef broth may be substituted. It will still taste great. Mom's original recipe calls for dried parsley, too. Occasionally, when I make this recipe, I add a pinch of rubbed sage.

I believe Mom may have gotten this recipe out of her original copy of the big red plaid cookbook from Better Homes & Gardens, but I cannot remember. This is my all-time favorite recipe from her. It really is a simple recipe but the taste cannot be beat.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
We loved the addition of consomme to this yummy recipe! It really packed in a lot of flavor. These meatballs are terrific on their own or served-up with a crisp salad and warm bread.


3 lb
ground beef
white onion, diced
eggs, lightly beaten
1 c
seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/2 c
fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tsp
coarse ground salt
1 tsp
coarse ground pepper
4 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 10.5-OZ can(s)
beef consomme
1 Tbsp
Worcestershire sauce
2 c
1 tsp
coarse ground salt
1 tsp
coarse ground pepper
12 oz
medium egg noodles, cooked according to directions
1/4 c
3 Tbsp
fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Kathleen Nicholson Kathianne
Feb 24, 2015
This is a great recipe. I cut in thirds, using just 1 lb of ground beef and it worked great for me. Loved it!
Deena Costley dcostley
Feb 24, 2015
I've made this a couple times... Hubby loves it. I cut the amount of ground beef to two pounds and it's plenty. Probably closer to serving 8 people. This one is a keeper☺️
Marlene sillah mkvcc
Feb 1, 2015
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Lorie Moreau tada
Jan 11, 2015
My son cooked this recipe for a 4H cookery that needed ground beef as a main ingredient. The only modification that we made was to use 1/2 and 1/2 instead of milk. Needless to say, he took a blue ribbon, and won overall grand champion for main dishes. It is a very good dish, and easy enough for a 9 year old (almost ten), to prepare, with mom watching and instructing from the side.
Linda Radant JustMom2
Oct 9, 2014
Swedish or not these were a huge hit! ;-) I will make again. The gravy was awesome! Thanks for sharing!